Author Archives: Justin Shaffner

Why Humanistic Anthropology Matters

Society for Humanistic Anthropology Helena Wulff February 22, 2019 Anthropology was a revelation. When I was an undergraduate at Stockholm University, Sweden, my world tumbled as I learned about the range of human diversity. After two weeks in the introductory … Continue reading

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2019 SHA Ethnographic Poetry Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated with any of the five fields of … Continue reading

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2019 Call for Submissions: Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces the annual juried competition for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. The late Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking an accessible language that would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Society for Humanistic Anthropology 2019 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology is pleased to announce that we are opening our annual writing contest for Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction. We celebrate the use of creative literary prose genres to explore anthropological concerns, and we encourage you … Continue reading

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2015 Society for Humanistic Anthropology Program

PLEASE NOTE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION ON SATURDAY NIGHT Wednesday, November 18, 2015 4:00 PM-5:45 PM ENACTING, TRANSFORMING, RECLAIMING IN DEALING WITH DEATH, DISASTER, AND VIOLENCE Ruth E Toulson Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 AM-9:45 AM MONSTROSITIES AND DIVINITIES IN … Continue reading

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Please Note, Update on Journal Editor Search

The Executive Board of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) will be closing our search for Managing Editor of our journal, Anthropology and Humanism (AH) early. Should anyone else wish consideration, please contact James M. Taggart, Chair of AH Search … Continue reading

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2015 SHA Ethnographic Poetry Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated with any of the five fields of … Continue reading

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SHA Events at the 2014 AAA Meetings

Society for Humanistic Anthropology invites you to attend our workshops, sessions and meetings for this year’s AAA: Producing Anthropology SHA Workshops This year there are ten SHA workshops. To participate, one must be registered for the AAA meeting and on-line … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended for Poetry Competition

EXTENDED DEADLINE: AUGUST 15 POETRY COMPETITION: SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY JUDGES: Renato Rosaldo, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, and Nomi Stone The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to … Continue reading

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2014 Turner Prize Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces the 24th annual juried competition for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. The late¬†Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking a language that would reopen¬†anthropology to the human subject, and the prize … Continue reading

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